Math is more than numbers and equations! The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them.
Award-winning Mathical titles are selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, early childhood experts, and others. Each year’s selections joins a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature. Explore our collection of stories for ages 2-18, with 38 titles to date.
The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC). Learn more →
2015-2017 Mathical Award Winners
The 2018 Mathical Book Prize is accepting submissions from October 23 through November 3, 2017.
Publishers may submit titles using our online Google form.2018 Prize Submission Form
Comprising a curated reading list of children’s literary fiction and nonfiction, Mathical titles are promoted nationally among librarians, K-12 teachers, parents, mathematicians, early childhood educators, and science museums, as well as at math events including the National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. Titles are provided to disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area; and are accessible to after-school educators of underserved youth nationally through the First Book network. More information→